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Laurie Martin - Owner

A distinguished graduate of the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, Mrs. Martin received a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus on Sculpture and Mixed Media.  During her time at the top Art school in the nation, she received numerous honors and was a merit scholar through the duration of her attendance.  One of her most proud moments occurred during the 2012 graduation ceremonies held at Grant Park when the school selected one of her pieces entitled "Sandy's Lungs" to be showcased on the large format screen for over thirty thousand attendees.  Soon after graduation, Mrs. Martin began developing her post-graduate portfolio while also gaining professional experience with one of the most reputable and successful Estate Sale companies in Illinois.  After four years in Illinois, she transitioned to the Colorado area to establish her own business with the blessing of her mentor and well-wishes of her Champaign-Urbana Estate Sale extended family, Laurie partnered with a local company and spent the following year familiarizing herself with the local/regional Colorado market.  Within one year of being in Colorado her new business was ready to launch and in 2016 Ms. Museum Estate Sales™ was born.  Laurie has already established a considerable amount of loyal clients and buyers in her Northern/Central Colorado community due to her definitively upscale Estate Sale presentations, excellent customer service, hard-working ethics and caring personality.  Her sincere approach to helping each client through a difficult process is strengthened by a confident and knowledgeable background in all of the most important categories (Fine Art, Jewelry, Native American, Vintage Clothing, Luxury/Designer Labels, Furniture, Fashion, Collectibles, Historical Documents, etc.)

 

 

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Russell Martin - Operations

A distinguished graduate of the prestigious University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012, Mr. Martin received a Bachelors of Arts with a major in Political Science and minor in Comparative English.  During his final year at the university, Mr. Martin was invited to participate in the Cline Symposium for Democracy and subsequently accepted a position working directly with The Cline Center for Democracy as an analyst for the university's impressive S.P.E.E.D project.  Soon after graduation, Mr. Martin accepted a position with a new Illinois Sustainability Firm and soon became the company's Chief Operations Officer.  With years of professional experience working directly with businesses large and small, Russell excels at account management, in-depth analysis, process development, logistics and directly manages many of the marketing and business-growth strategies that help to define Ms. Museum Estate Sales as a respected leader in our field.  In addition to always looking for new ways to improve our quality of service, Russell has worked directly with many of our previous clients to consistently create industry-first services designed to ensure Ms. Museum Estate Sales is able to provide the most effective collection of choices available.  If you have ever been to one of our sales, you are sure to find Russell wearing a fashionable bowtie smiling behind our beautiful Antique Cash Register and politely asking for every customer's honest feedback concerning the event.